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More Students Test Positive For COVID-19 In Broward County

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Michael Laughlin
Sun Sentinel
Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie visits Cooper City High School on for a first-hand look at practices underway for fall sports.

Broward County Public Schools are reporting more positive cases of COVID-19 since students returned to school campuses. And the numbers are expected to grow.

At least six students and seven employees in Broward public schools have tested positive for COVID-19 — and dozens more have been quarantined — in the first week since students returned to campuses.

The virus has disrupted the cheerleading program at Cypress Bay High in Weston and junior varsity football program at Western High in Davie, after athletes tested positive.

Individual student cases have also been reported in the past two days at Liberty Elementary in Margate and Welleby Elementary at Sunrise, while a new employee case was reported at Indian Ridge Middle in Davie.

Read more from our news partner at the South Florida Sun Sentinel.